Council of Europe: overview of studies on the costs of #VAW and Domestic Violence

Violence against women and domestic violence continue to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations, both in Europe and beyond. Despite significant progress in legislation and policies, many gaps remain when it comes to effectively protecting its victims and bringing perpetrators to justice. In some cases, budgetary concerns take precedence over the fact that prevalence rates for the different forms of violence against women continue to be alarmingly high, conviction rates remain low, and public response to the problem is often inadequate.

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